SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to a network of 13,000+ volunteers, it is able to deliver services at no charge or at very low cost.
- Volunteer mentors who share their expertise across 62 industries
- Free, confidential business counseling in person or via email
- Free business tools, templates and tips here online.
- Inexpensive or free business workshops (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)
It has 364 chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors. SCORE has six chapters in Michigan.